Sephora Holiday Gift Ideas 2011

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This year I vowed to be done with my Christmas gift shopping by Thanksgiving. With the holiday days away I have to say I have done pretty well. Though I have to confess, the bulk of my holiday gifting was done online, and I have some homemade gifts still pending. I love when websites provide one stop shopping for nearly everyone on my list and none fits the bill more than Sephora. I can always count on Sephora to have great makeup and skincare value sets and great stocking suffers for the women and men in my life. Here are my Sephora makeup and skincare gift ideas for everyone on your nice list:


For Your in Need of Pampering Mother/Aunt/Grandmother

Philosphy Amazing Grace Fragrance Layering Collection - A clean, fresh scent that is perfect for anyone.

Clarisonic Plus Skin Cleansing System with Bliss, Brazilian Peel, Korres, and Murad - A splurge for skin that’s healthier, more radiant and more beautiful. Who deserves that more than mom?

Laura Mercier The Book of Nudes - A sophisticated palette to create an endless number of looks to transition from day into evening.

T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers Set - Hot rollers are a must for creating incredible body, volume, movement and shine. Update her existing rollers with these tourmaline beauties.

Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream - A luxurious hand cream that strengthens and whitens nails and lasts through multiple hand washings.

For Your Loving Boyfriend/Husband/Father 

Anthony Logistics For Men The Tool Kit - An essential kit for keeping his nails in tip-top condition.

Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Buffing Beads for Face and Body - Exfoliating cleansers do double duty this is perfect for those who still struggle with skin breakouts while preventing fine lines and wrinkles.

The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave - Spoil the man in your life and treat him with this comprehensive kit. Turn a daily chore into a luxury.

Sephora Collector’s Edition Fragrance Sampler for Him- Selecting a fragrance can be tricky business, Sephora removes the guesswork. He can try samples of their top selling colognes and pick the one he likes best.

For the Bride to Be

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner- Longwearing makeup is a must for any bride, this eyeliner will get her through work, the engagement photos, the bachelorette party, bridal shower, wedding and beyond.

NARS Blush - NARS blushes provide a healthy glow that flatters any skintone and any bride to be.

Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara -Waterproof mascara is a wedding day essential and this one delivers high drama and thick, lush lashes.

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint Trio-The Romantics- Lips are the first thing to disappear during a wedding, layering lip products the proper way ensures a long lasting result. Layer your lipstick and lipgloss over a lip stain like any of these  soft, neutral colors for a lip look that lasts.

NARS Pressed Powder - Shine is the enemy when it comes to photography, this silky powder leaves you looking matte and natural, never cakey.

For the Hospitable Hostess

Amazing Grace Hand Wash and Hand Lotion Set- A fragrant must-have for every bathroom for family and guests.

Fresh Soap- A luxurious, long lasting, beautifully packaged soap is an excellent gift, and it lasts a lot longer than a bottle of wine or flower arrangement.

Tocca Candles- Sophisticated candles are the perfect accompaniment for every room in the house.

L’Occitane Hand Cream Confections - Five nourishing hand creams that protect and hydrate in a variety of scents.

For Your Eco-Conscious Friend 

Boscia Normal to Oily Kit- This collective improves and enhances the skin naturally without synthetics and parabens.

Tarte Natural Beauty Cheek Stain - Tarte’s award winning cheek stain imparts a natural, sheer flush with anti-aging and softening ingredients.

Korres Lip Butter Blockbuster- This festive set of lip products has something for everyone.

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream- A concentrated moisturizing cream that soothes and softens especially dry patches like feet, knees, hands, and elbows.

For Your Makeup Maven Friend

NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette - Sure she has Orgasm blush, but does she also have Casino bronzer and Super Orgasm blush? This palette truly has something for everyone, stock up while you can.

Sephora Favorites Sephora’s Bestsellers - From makeup to moisturizer to fragrance, this kit has covered all its bases.

Urban Decay Naked Palette - This warm palette creates a multitude of looks to flatter any eye color.

For Your Not So into Makeup Friend

Fresh Sugar Lust Set- Talk about a sugar rush! This sweet kit exfoliates and hydrates leaving the skin and lips supple and smooth.

Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment - Hair needs extra TLC in the cold, winter months this rich hair mask is a must.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer- A Holy Grail, magazine favorite that is sure to please any recipient.

Josie Maran Organic Argan Oil - A beautiful multi-use product that is sure to become a daily staple.

Carol’s Daughter Sweet Honey Dip Chocolate Brown Sugah Scrub - A moisturizing and decadent scrub makes a great gift for anyone, and this one smells amah-zing.

For the New Mom

Mustela Facial Cleansing Cloths - These moist, gentle wipes are perfect for cleaning up little ones and ideal for removing makeup before bed.

Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain - Time is of the essence when you’re a busy mom (is there any other kind?) this quick marker truly works its magic leaving you with glowing cheeks and a pretty pout in less than twenty seconds.

NARS Concealer - Concealer is a tried and true staple that leaves you looking fresh and awake. No cup of coffee can claim the same although this concealer and a Starbucks gift card would make the perfect pairing.

Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil - This oil is a godsend for moisturizing and toning the skin, perfect for caring for the skin during pregnancy and after.

For the Little Princess 

Sephora by OPI Nail Glitter - This is great for your next sparkly at home manicure.

Philosophy Marshmallows for Toasting Lip Shine - Who doesn’t love toasted marshmallows? This clear, gloss is the perfect little something.

Hello Kitty Nail Art Stickers- No little girl can resist anything Hello Kitty, these nail stickers will go over huge!

Stocking Stuffers

Philosophy Hope in a Jar Ornament - This trial size of the cult classic moisturizer is adorably packaged as an ornament, too cute.

Boscia Peppermint Blotting Linens - Oil blotting sheets remove oil and perspiration without disrupting makeup, great for the girl or guy, on the go.

Sephora Collection Sparkle Pop Up Brush - A convenient, portable brush and mirror for the purse or car.

Bliss Spa Winter Wonder Hands - These rich creams hydrate intensely to leave hands silky and soft.

Tweezerman Slant Tweezers - Professional, award winning tweezers make a great gift.

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Will you be gift shopping at Sephora? Any gifts you’re eyeing for yourself?







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4 Responses to Sephora Holiday Gift Ideas 2011

  1. Summer-Raye says:

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  2. Teri Roughen says:

    thank you for making that list. i rely on other people’s great suggestions for gift this time of year. i may have to buy some of those for me too! Teri

  3. Wow Bre… this really is the queen of the lists! i actually had an eye on the clarisonic, which i hear can be a great tool for skins like mine that tend to break every now and then. I also would like to get a Nars blush… can’t you believe i still have none? I never know which one would suit me best. Another product that i can’t wait to use is the chanel bronzing base “soleil tan” and as for the rest of the list… i whish we had an american sephora here in Spain (our regular sephora doesnt carry as many brands) so i could get the philosophy amazing grace fragrance, the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer or any of the products from Josie Maran.

    I think this lists will be very handy this Christmas, especially as an inspiration for my boyfriend ;)

  4. Danielle says:

    Bre–you have out-done yourself! This is without a doubt one of your most helpful holiday posts yet. I love the category/breakdown. It touches on my favorite things: (1) sephora and (2) gifts! Love it.

    Now…decisions, decisions…

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